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Endometriosis in a postmenopausal woman without previous hormonal therapy: a case report

Nov 18, 2009 | Magazine: Journal of Medical Case Reports

Manero MG, Royo P, Olartecoechea B, Alcázar JL.

The prevalence of pelvic endometriosis is high, affecting approximately 6% to 10% of women of reproductive age. Although endometriosis has been associated with the occurrence of menstrual cycles, it can affect between 2% to 5% of postmenopausal women.

We present a case of ovarian endometriosis in a 62-year-old Spanish Caucasian woman with no previous use of hormonal therapy and no history of endometriosis or infertility.

ALTHOUGH THE REPORTED SITUATION IS RARE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF ENDOMETRIOSIS AFTER THE MENOPAUSE: post-menopausal endometriosis confers a risk of recurrence and malignant transformation.

CITATION  J Med Case Reports. 2009 Nov 18;3:135